Lightning Strike Inspections and Repairs

Aircraft are susceptible to lightning strikes that can damage external structures and interior components. Lightning protection systems can divert strikes away from sensitive areas like radomes, but maintenance personnel still need to perform inspections and repairs. In this article, the third in a series, we’ll take a look at what technicians and engineers need to [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

Airplane Lightning Strikes: Common, Costly, and Misunderstood

Airplane lightning strikes are fairly common but can disrupt airline operations and cause costly delays. That’s why leading aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus install lighting protection on planes. Lighting diverters, a type of protection, can reduce the significance of strikes where a single bolt of lighting can contain as many as 1 million volts [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments